View Poll Results: Would you ever onsider using a product like this?
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Naaaaah, its stupid
August 30th, 2006, 06:03 PM
Has anyone used Juniper's netscreen devices. I use quite a lot of them and i am quite happy with what they offer. I am intrested in what do you guys think of these devices.
"If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse." ~ Henry Ford
August 31st, 2006, 02:26 AM
I use IPCOPS
Reason being it has heaps going for it
*Heaps of addons
*Wireless Traffic Control via MAC and IP ADDY
*Snort intrusion detection on all interfaces
*Eay to setup
*makes use of old hardware
*Is also a transparent proxy
*Veeeeeeery Fast! even on old hardware
Keeps me happy
August 31st, 2006, 05:52 AM
Home = Sonicwall TZ170 Wireless
Work = WatchGuard x700 Core
Cisco = Crappy throughput for VPN and Firewall, nice device just not a very big fan of cisco as far as firewall technology goes. Great Routers and Switches, but the PIX 501, 506, 515 are really not all that great, mostly set up as Packet Filtering with limited or no support for Application Layer Proxies. Although they do well for a edge device to drop packets before being filtered by a real firewall.
Dont mean to stir the pot, just putting in my 2cents
\"Common Sense, isn\'t that common\"
\"It is a lot easier to raise a child then it is to repair an adult\"
September 15th, 2006, 08:41 AM
i think balckIce is more professional
but it ofen block myself...
Bless my homeland forever...
September 16th, 2006, 09:26 PM
Do any of these Windows firewalls even do anything? Don't half of them either have ad/spy-ware or vulnerabilities that, if left unpatched, probably pose a more significant threat than not even having a firewall in the first place?
Linux + iptables, or BSD + ipfilter.
Its the only thing I trust.
...This Space For Rent.
September 16th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Yes, they do. I wouldn't try to clean and update a user's box without one. You might want to consider that there is a short term requirement and a long term one depending on the situation?
Do any of these Windows firewalls even do anything?
I have always found them effective against simple netbot type attacks whilst you are patching the OS and apps.
September 17th, 2006, 10:01 AM
I have used iptables in my server side and zonealarm at client side. iptables is cool to configure , so I use this at linux server. But in client side who use windows will be comfort to click and finish the setup so I think zonealarm is cool at this case and I prefer too to use zonealarm coz it is very much easy to setup and configure too.
September 17th, 2006, 11:07 AM
I just want to clarify something, Cisco doesnt claim that the Pix is an application layer proxy or even any proxy for that matter. It has the ability to perform cut through proxying but that is about it. I have configured hundreds if not thousands of pixs from 501s to 535 and ASA 5510s to 5550s. I have seen all the vpns as well as any other feature perform exactly as the documentation indicated. I can't begin to recall how many fireboxs I have replaced with Pixs or ISR routers. Sonic wall firewalls are okay for the soho environment , but I have been replacing alot of them as well because the vpn client didnt have per user authentication. Even though I hold many advanced Cisco certs and work for a Gold Partner, I will tell you the best firewall hands down is a Netscreen.
September 18th, 2006, 05:04 PM
I use IP Cop
Because of the Road Warrior Featers (VPN)
that can be installed. It also has a content filter,
Squid, and many other features...
It will work on any old computer you may
have around and it will work on the real cheep Dell.
All you need is 2 NIC cards and the ISO
Franklin Werren at www.bagpipes.net
Yes I do play the Bagpipes!
And learning to Play the Bugle
September 18th, 2006, 05:56 PM
hey i use zonealarm, whats the best firewall to use?